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Amherst Dojo – Summer Schedule

Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy has announced the New Class Schedule for the summer. The new schedule is effective as of June 1, 2024.

Tuesdays & Thursdays:

  • 5-5:30 pm – Open Practice
  • 5:30-7 pm – Instruction

There will be No Youth or Saturday classes until September.

Also note that the Dojo will be closed for Month of August 2024.

Maritime IKD Tournament πŸ—“ πŸ—Ί

The Maritime IKD will be hosting a tournament on April 28.


Sunday, April 28, 2024 @ NBCC Moncton, NB
Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 23 by 9pm
Registration details: Name, Dojo, Rank (specific Kyu/Dan), Age (on April 28), Gender
Cost: $10 PER PERSON

Schedule

9:00 am Judge Refresher/training – Brown & Black Belts age 13+
10:00am setup for actual tournament
10:30am -5pm Tournament – Order: Individual Kata, Team Kata, Team Bunkai, Individual Kumite
Volunteers needed to do scorekeeping and timekeeping.


INDIVIDUAL EVENTS: (Separate Youth VS Adult and some by gender and/or rank depending on age/level and registration numbers)

Beginner: 9th Kyu (White), 8th Kyu (Yellow)7th Kyu (Orange)

  • Kata elimination: Heian Shodan flag system (2 perform simultaneously)
  • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
  • Kumite: Sanbon – jodan, chudan, gedan/counter attack (right leg back)

Intermediate: 6th Kyu (Green), 5th Kyu (Blue), 4th Kyu (Purple)

  • Kata elimination: Heian Yondan flag system
  • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
  • Kumite: Ippon – jodan, chudan, mae-geri (no kekomi attack, no penalty for same counter attacks) (right leg back but if tie then left leg back)

Advance: 3rd Kyu, 2nd Kyu, 1st Kyu (Brown)

  • Kata elimination: Heian Nidan to Tekki Shodan flag system
  • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
  • Kumite eliminations: Jiyu ippon kumite (no contact allowed); no kekomi/mawashi-geri attack, no penalty for same counter attacks; Favorite sides for each attack. However, once announced attacker cannot change sides.
  • Kumite Finals: Jiyu kumite (no contact allowed)

Black Belt:

  • Kata elimination: Heian Nidan to Tekki Shodan flag system
  • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
  • Kumite Eliminations & Finals: Jiyu kumite

TEAM EVENTS:

  • Team Kata & Team Bunkai
  • Tentatively by age group Youth and Adult
  • Mixed Genders/ranks allowed

GROUPINGS OF AGES AND/OR RANKS WILL DEPEND ON REGISTRATION NUMBERS

Maritime IKD hosts successful clinic

The Maritime IKD hosted Fuku Shuseki Shihan Maureen Woon-A-Tai, 9th Dan, this past weekend. During the weekend clinic, several karateka took part in special training to be promoted to their next rank. Congratulations to all and a special congratulations to:

  • Liam Elliott – 1st Dan
  • Courtney Angus – 1st Dan
  • Greg Angus – 1st Dan
  • Toni Campbell – 2nd Dan
  • Wade Abbott – 3rd Dan
  • Andrew Sibbald – 5th Dan
  • Carol Gould – 6th Dan
  • Sensei Norm Robitza – B Class International Instructor

Photos and videos are available for viewing on the Events page.

Maritime IKD Tournament πŸ—“

Saturday, November 18 @ Cumberland North Academy,

Registration deadline:                  Tuesday, November 14 by 9pm

Registration details:                      Name, Dojo, Rank (specific Kyu/Dan), Age (on November 18), Gender

Cost:                                                     $10 PER PERSON

Schedule:    9:00 am Judge Refresher/training – Brown & Black Belts age 13+

                        10:00am setup for actual tournament

                        10:30am -5pm Tournament – Order: Individual Kata, Team Kata, Team Bunkai, Individual Kumite

Volunteers needed to do scorekeeping and timekeeping.

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS: (Separate Youth VS Adult and some by gender and/or rank depending on age/level and registration numbers)

  • Beginner: 9th Kyu (White), 8th Kyu (Yellow)7th Kyu (Orange)
    • Kata elimination: Heian Shodan flag system (2 perform simultaneously)
    • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
    • Kumite: Sanbon – jodan, chudan, gedan/counter attack
  • Intermediate: 6th Kyu (Green), 5th Kyu (Blue), 4th Kyu (Purple)
    • Kata elimination: Heian Yondan flag system
    • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
    • Kumite: Ippon – jodan, chudan, mae-geri (no kekomi attack, no penalty for same counter attacks)
  • Advance: 3rd Kyu, 2nd Kyu, 1st Kyu (Brown)
    • Kata elimination: Heian Nidan to Tekki Shodan flag system
    • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
    • Kumite eliminations: Jiyu ippon kumite (no contact allowed); no kekomi/mawashi-geri attack, no penalty for same counter attacks; Favorite sides for each attack. However, once announced attacker cannot change sides.
    • Kumite Finals: Jiyu kumite (no contact allowed)
  • Black Belts
    • Kata elimination: Heian Nidan to Tekki Shodan flag system
    • Kata Finals: Tokui kata point system
    • Kumite Eliminations & Finals: Jiyu kumite

TEAM EVENTS:

  • Team Kata & Team Bunkai
    • Tentatively by age group Youth and Adult
    • Mixed Genders/ranks allowed

GROUPINGS OF AGES AND/OR RANKS WILL DEPEND ON REGISTRATION NUMBERS

New Schedule and Pricing in Amherst

Summer is almost over and time to go back to karate!

Regular Schedule will resume Thursday September 7

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Youth Class4:00 pm
Advanced – Brown & Black5:00 pm
Teen & Adult6:00 pm

Our training fees haven’t changed since 2019 but the costs have increased, so its time for a new fee schedule.

We are switching to a Semester program, there are four 3 month semesters in a year starting in September.

The new standardized fee:

  • Youth (under 13) will be $125 per Semester (includes HST), payable within the first 2 weeks.
  • Teen & Adults will be $175 per Semester (includes HST), payable within the first 2 weeks.

Discounts available to families of more than 2 members, and to those that pay annually.

Monthly fees can be made available.

The advanced class on Sundays will move to Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm starting September 9

We are also planning on adding some new programs on Saturday morning:

  • Family Class – an opportunity to train at the same time
  • Silver Tigers – for those 50+
  • Self Defence – once a month during advanced class timeslot.

Best regards,

Sensei David & Janice

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